Chess Club Hosts Regional Tournament

A chess tournament is held at the Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa./Courtesy photo

BALLSTON SPA – More than 120 students and adults competed  in the recent Scholastic Chess Tournament hosted by the Wood Road Elementary School Chess Club.

The second annual edition of the tournament was a four-round competition, with more than 25 schools from all over New York State participating.  ­­­­­The Wood Road Chess Club placed fourth overall in the tournament, led by second grader Anabel Disher, third graders CJ Adams and Timothy Sikoryak, fourth grader Ben Taylor, and fifth graders Brayden Dambaugh and Aidan Maloney.

A member of the Wood Road Chess Club makes a move at a chess tournament hosted at Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa./Courtesy photo

Additional Wood Road participants including Ella Weller-Zembo, Brody Bashford, Sarah Himmelwright, Mackenzie Allen, Peter Hinckley, Zachary Dambaugh, Erin Fillion, Natasha Obliskey, Destiny Prichard, Amelia DeLuke, Jason Gamache, Matthew Adams, Jake Taylor, Olivia Smith, and Tyler Perkins.

The Wood Road Chess Club is an after-school enrichment activity for students in the Wood Road Elementary School. The club thanked the Scholastic Chess Federation as well as to all of the parent volunteers who helped make the tournament a success.

Additional information on the tournament and how to get involved is available from the local Chess organization Make The Right Move, which works with the Eastern New York Chess Association and offer opportunities for kids of all ages and levels of ability to enjoy chess learning and competition. They host 10 FREE tournaments a year around the Capital Region. Please visit the website at details.

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